Whatsoever a Man Soweth...

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Type Main Quests
DLC Hearts of Stone
Location The Alchemy
Suggested Level 36
Prerequisite Scenes From a Marriage
Next Quest none

Whatsoever a Man Soweth... is a Main Quest from the Hearts of Stone DLC in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. Main Quests are the main storyline of the game that can have a major effect towards the endings. Some of these quests may have dialogue choices that will alter the ending of the game.

Whatsoever a Man Soweth... This quest begins immediately after completing the Scenes From a Marriage Main quest and is the last main quest in the Hearts of Stone DLC.


Having completed all of Olgierd von Everec's wishes, Geralt went to the Alchemy Inn, where he was to meet with the ataman's representative...


The Witcher 3 Whatsoever a Man Soweth... Objectives

  1. Meet Olgierd's man at the Alchemy Inn.
  2. Meet Olgierd at the Temple of Lilvani.
  3. (Optional) Talk to Shani at her home.

If Shani is sought out:

  • (Optional) Follow Shani to the Academy.
  • (Optional) Enter the Academy grounds.
  • (Optional) Enter Professor Shakeslock's house.

If you choose "Help Olgierd":

  • Find the solution to Master Mirror's riddle.


Rewards for Whatsoever a Man Soweth... in The Witcher 3

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  • Rewards Vary


Walkthrough for The Witcher 3 Whatsoever a Man Soweth...

This quest immediately begins following the completion of Scenes From a Marriage. 

Make your way and Meet Olgierd's man at the Alchemy Inn. During this quest, you will have a number of optional side objectives to pursue with Shani. You will then be presented with additional optional objectives leading you to follow her to the academy before entering it. After the cutscene, you will need to clear the way in order to eventually enter Proessor Shakeslock's house. 

After you've cleared the way, take the ladder up the side of the wooden platforms that line the walls. Climb both levels. Use your witcher senses and it will lead you to a highlighted set of doors on the upper levels that you can use Aard on to get through. Take the stairs down and a scene will begin. 

After you finish her optional objectives you can continue with your second original objective: Meet Olgierd at the Temple of Lilvani. Follow the quest marker to your objective location. The cutscene will begin once you reach the location. 

You will have the ability to decide Olgierd's fate with 2 options:

  • Help Olgierd 
  • Don't get involved 

Opt to help him and you will challenge O'Dimm and have to solve his riddle. 

To all things and men I appertain,
and yet by some am shunned and distained.
Fondle me and ogle me til you're insane,
but no blow can harm me, cause me pain.
Children delight in me, elders take fright.
Fair maids rejoice and spin.
Cry and I weep, yawn and I sleep.
Smile, and I shall grin.
What am I?

When you are released, you must then find the solution to his riddle. Follow the path straight then take the path right once you reach the well atop the set of stairs. A few specters will also appear. Continue on the path past the wooden bridge then take the left one under the stone arched bridge. Continue straight while keeping left until you reach another specter in front of a set of stairs. Clear the area. Spectre Oil can be used on your blade to end the encounter quicker. Continue up the stairs, and jump the gap.  There will be a sword in a stone. Pull out the Venomous Viper Silver Sword. Head back down the stairs and take the left path. Make a right from the large tree taking you through the graveyard gates. Find the set of stairs here and enter the manor passing any specters in the area, head down the hallway at the lower levels and the mirror will shatter at the end. Geralt will then drop down. All the mirrors will shatter as you approach. You must instead find a fountain. Something next to it will be highlighted indicating that there was once water. Use Aard on the wall behind to trigger the next cutscene. 

The released water will give you the reflection you need for your riddle. This will conclude all the main quests in Hearts of Stone. 


Whatsoever a Man Soweth... Journals

With Shani's help, Geralt managed to enter the Academy grounds and speak to Professor Shakeslock, who had earlier helped Olgierd in his attempts to break the pact with Master Mirror. The professor revealed that O'Dimm could be cheated – one needed only propose a wager, and, as an inveterate gambler, he was ligely[sic] to agree to take one up on it.
If Geralt chooses to save Olgierd:
Geralt took Professor Shakeslock's advice and proposed a wager to Master Mirror. Mirror agreed, but only if it was played out on his terms. He transported Geralt to a strange, dark world and made him solve a riddle. Geralt, who has always had a keen mind for such puzzles, soon found the solution and defeated Gaunter O'Dimm. Was this the last our world will ever see of him? No man can say...
What mattered most at the moment, however, was that Olgierd von Everec was safe, and the pact which had bound him had been dissolved.
If Geralt chooses to leave Olgierd's fate to Gaunter O'Dimm:
Geralt decided not to dispute the arrangement between Gaunter O'Dimm and Olgierd. The pact was fulfilled, and Olgierd's life came to an end.


The Witcher 3 Whatsoever a Man Soweth... Notes & Trivia

  • Notes, Tips, Other Trivia for Whatsoever a Man Soweth....



The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt All Main Quests
A Favor for Radovid  ♦  A Poet Under Pressure  ♦  A Princess in Distress  ♦  Battle Preparations  ♦  Blindingly Obvious  ♦  Blood on the Battlefield  ♦  Bloody Baron  ♦  Broken Flowers  ♦  Child of the Elder Blood  ♦  Ciri's Story: Breakneck Speed  ♦  Ciri's Story: Fleeing the Bog  ♦  Ciri's Story: Out of the Shadows  ♦  Ciri's Story: The King of the Wolves  ♦  Ciri's Story: The Race  ♦  Ciri's Story: Visiting Junior  ♦  Dead Man's Party  ♦  Destination Skellige  ♦  Destination: Skellige  ♦  Disturbance  ♦  Echoes of the Past  ♦  Evil's Soft First Touches  ♦  Family Matters  ♦  Final Preparations  ♦  Get Junior  ♦  Hunting a Witch  ♦  Imperial Audience  ♦  Kaer Morhen (Quest)  ♦  Ladies of the Wood  ♦  Lilac and Gooseberries  ♦  Missing Persons  ♦  Nameless  ♦  No Place Like Home  ♦  Novigrad Dreaming  ♦  On Thin Ice  ♦  Open Sesame!  ♦  Open Sesame: Breaking and Entering  ♦  Open Sesame: The Safecracker  ♦  Open Sesame: Witcher Seasonings  ♦  Payback  ♦  Pyres of Novigrad  ♦  Scenes From a Marriage  ♦  Skjalls Grave  ♦  Tedd Deireadh, The Final Age  ♦  The Battle of Kaer Morhen  ♦  The Beast of White Orchard  ♦  The Calm Before the Storm  ♦  The Final Trial  ♦  The Great Escape  ♦  The Incident at White Orchard  ♦  The Isle of Mists  ♦  The King is Dead - Long Live the King  ♦  The Nilfgaardian Connection  ♦  The Plays the Thing  ♦  The Sunstone  ♦  The Whispering Hillock  ♦  Through Time And Space  ♦  To Bait a Forktail  ♦  To Bait a Forktail...  ♦  Ugly Baby  ♦  Va Fail, Elaine  ♦  Veni Vidi Vigo  ♦  Wandering in the Dark

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